Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Purse Pattern Chronicles 3- Getting "Mondo"-cized
You might not be aware of this, but I recently announced to my Facebook Fans that I was starting on a new design for the Spring. This will be our 24th handbag pattern. Isn't that hard to believe?
So naturally, I've been feeling around for inspiration.
And after going thru my inventory in preparation for the Fall Market, it's become painfully apparent to me that my color palette is in a bit of a rut. I guess it's only natural for one to automatically gravitate to the old familiar colors we love, but this time, I feel like I need to infuse my typical process with a new zing... something exciting that I haven't tried before...perhaps a combination of colors I haven't tried before... or a combination of prints that I previously would have rejected.
And as I've pondered this over the summer, Project Runway began it's eighth season, and guess what? I am the world's GREATEST Project Runway fan. Did you know that my secret dream is to be a guest judge. Hey-don't laugh. If Kate Spade can do it, why not me? But I digress. Let's get back to finding my inspiration.
I found myself looking forward each week to see what Mondo would come up with next!
Hmmm....Now where can I find some a houndstooth or a tweed print in cotton? Because I can't wait to get started!